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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

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Address: Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the...

The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the whole picture; you should visit the archaeological museum in Syracuse to find out what the entire structure looked like.

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walk from your room in Ortygia

It is amazing to find a ruin in the middle of a city that is vibrant and full of shoppers and sightseers.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

i belive it should be a great temple, but now, no maintence, no big descriptions. Nothing, you can pass by it withou realising. I allmost missed it

Thank 90niki84
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is considered one of the oldest temples in Sicily. There is so much history in Ortigia, so if you like that sort of thing this is not to be missed. Also, there are plenty of cafes and bars around so you can sit and sip your beverage or eat a pizza with this temple/park as a backdrop. It is... More 

Thank jwkeebs
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad to have seen it, but I would not go out of my way to visit it again. At least it is kept within a well-groomed open space, unlike many of the overgrown sites on Sicily.

Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is amazing to find a ruin in the middle of a city that is vibrant and full of shoppers and sightseers.

Thank Alpacagirl59
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly you cannot access the site but can walk around the boundary. It is lit up in the evenings. Seems to be a favourite meeting place for students!

Thank Teresa N
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You really cannot go to Ortigia without seeing the remains of this temple, regardless of whether you want to. That being said, we took some fantastic photos both early morning and twilight. It was obviously very large originally and you can get a feel for that as you walk around what is left. It was also repurposed at some point... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviewers have stated earlier, this temple is located very near to the entrance to Ortigia so it is really easy to visit. It is a pity that not much has been left of the temple and the information of the temple is not very good neither. But still, pay it a visit if you walk to Ortigia.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There is not a lot remaining of the temple so you have to use a lot of imagination. There are the foundations and a wall with some columns. At the foot of one of the foundations is carved the name of the architect. It is the oldest example of a Doric temple in the Western Europe. Over the centuries it... More 

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Southold, NY
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The Temple of Apollo is a local landmark near the bridge that is the entrance to Ortigia. It is extremely old and interesting, but there is not that much to see.

Thank EJW3
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

It's not an organised, curated, managed exhibit, just archaeological remains on view amongst contemporary surroundings. There's no explanation or information so you just walk by, really. Interesting to see, but not hugely compelling, it begs a few of the usual questions like "how the hell did they move those rocks in the 4th century?" and "surely these building remains can't... More 

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